Presentation on theme: "E-Live 20051 The UM-Google Digitization Deal What it is, how we got there, and what it will mean for the UM."— Presentation transcript:
E-Live The UM-Google Digitization Deal What it is, how we got there, and what it will mean for the UM
E-Live Overview Michigan’s “deal” –How did we get there? –What will be digitized? –What about the legal issues? –What happens to the … (images, books)? –We get a copy? Basic implications? –Why did we do this? What about “standards”? How good are these files? Why would UM put the materials online? Transformative implications
E-Live Michigan’s deal How did we get there? What will be digitized? –University Library, print (bound) What about the legal issues? What happens to the … (images, books)? We get a copy? What does that mean, and what (in basic terms) will we do? Why did we do this?
E-Live About the files… Benchmarking/standards Similar process with Google What we get is package per volume, id’d by barcode, incl. 600dpi ITU G4 (bitonal) for print 300dpi JPEG2000 color/grayscale for illus. naming conventions corresponding to UM specs OCR Checksums Production notes Quality control Ongoing improvement of hardware/engineering Are the images perfect? But you want to know how they do it!
E-Live THE GOOGLE WORKSTATION (CONFIDENTIAL)
E-Live THE ANN ARBOR WORK GROUP
E-Live Why would UM put the materials online? Michigan “audience” more specific and thus more specialized –More flexible displays –More powerful citation tools –Power searches? –Data mining? –Research? Responsibility for the “archive”
E-Live Let’s start talking about the transformative implications Of course the broad social ones –Wide, efficient, democratizing access –Access as driver for … –Exaggerating and resolving IP issues But also the professional issues –Creation of cooperative “universal” library –Exacerbating paradox of “library as place” –Facilitating “specialization” (ceding “generalist” role to Google?) –Freeing up resources for related issues (e.g., institutional repositories, scholarly communication)